JACOB BROSTRUP

Jacob Brostrup (1973), is educated from the Danish National School of Design in Copenhagen and has within the last ten years, achieved wide recognition for his work, characterized for his complex ability to bring out light in his multi-dimensional imagery. In this period the artist has also achieved wide recognition abroad and the international art magazine, Hi-Fructose Magazine, describes it like this:
‘Jacob Brostrup’s oil paintings overlap background and foreground, that create a dream-like journey into the unknown. Figures and the real world blend with both unruliness and precision in carefully designed works that are characterized by the artist’s incredible use of color and depth.’

"Time and repetition of aspects of reality have always been fundamental elements in Jacob Brostrup’s figurative and epic paintings, with powerful colours and intricate compositions. For 20 years, these works have sent the viewer on a journey in familiar interiors and city spaces with motives that surprise and often seem to be composed differently than first expected.
Brostrup himself uses colour to create contrast and tension and he works with this connection almost like an abstract painter and transforms color into mood, atmosphere and feeling. At the same time, the equal representation of surrealistic, abstract elements in his motives can be likened to Edward Kienholz’s works, where the figurative and known are blended with something more bizarre and symbolic.
You might say that Brostrup creates a new time in his works, and he characterizes it as showing how a period of time is made up of more than one time.
This is how he is aware of changing the make up of time in his paintings: ‘In reality every period of time encapsulates a host of other periods of time, or timelines, if you will. If you could reflect that in a painting, you also reflect life’s complexity."
- Connie Hansen
EDUCATION
1990-1994: Educated chef
1998-2002: Student at The National School of Design, Denmark
EXHIBITIONS
2020
Solo - Deconstructed Mountains - Kirk Gallery

2020
Group Show - Surrounded - Kirk Gallery

2019
Group Show - In the Woods - Kirk Gallery
Solo Time Warp - KIRK Gallery
Art Herning - KIRK Gallery

2018
North Art Fair Aalborg - KIRK Gallery
Decoration of the Social Democracy group room at the Danish parliament
Solo - Overgrown Expressions - Galleri Franz Pedersen

2017
Scope Art Show, Miami - KIRK Gallery
Frederikshavn Art Museum
Galleri S.E, Bergen
Ålesund Art Society
Inside Out - KIRK Gallery
Scope At Show, NY, Solo - KIRK Gallery

2016
Kunstgalleriet Stavanger
Leaving Home - KIRK Gallery
Galleri A, Oslo
Scope Art Show, Basel - KIRK Gallery
Art Copenhagen - KIRK Gallery

2015
This must be the place - KIRK Gallery
Neon Forest, Alex Wiberg
Solo at Art Copenhagen

2014
Palæfløjen, Roskilde
Solo på Art Copenhagen
Galleri S.E, Bergen
Galleri KIRK, Aalborg
AAF, Hamborg
Ålesund kunstforening

2013
Kunstgalleriet Stavanger
Galleri Wiberg, Stockholm
Bispegaarden, Kalundborg
Galleri A, Oslo
Galleri Kirk, Aalborg
NordArt, Büdelsdorf
Showcase Art Bochum
Contemporary Art Ruhr

2012
Galleri NB, Viborg
Galleri Backlund, Göteborg
Ålesund Art Society
Galleri Brantebjerg, Rørvig
Art Herning
Art Copenhagen
Galleri Backlund, Göteborg
Ålesund Art Society
Galleri Brantebjerg, Rørvig

2011
Galleri Kirk, Aalborg, Denmark
Galleri A, Oslo, Norway
Galerie Alex Wiberg, Stockholm, Sveden
Art Copenhagen
NB cph
Art Zurich

2010
Galleri NB, Roskilde, Denmark
Kunstgalleriet, Stavanger, Norway
"Spectacles” Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Denmark
"Intermezzo”, galleri NB Viborg, Denmark

2009
"City Lights", Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
Galleri Brantebjerg, Nykøbing Sj., Denmark

2008
"Another View" Galleri NB, Roskilde, Denmark
Kunst

2007
Galleri Bi-Z, Kristiansand, Norway
Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
Galleri Brantebjerg, Nykøbing Sj., Denmark
Art Copenhagengalleriet, Stavanger, Norway

2006
Galleri NB, Roskilde, Denmark
Art Copenhagen
Kunstgalleriet, Stavanger, Norway

2005
Galleri Python, Copenhagen, Denmark
"The Modern Landscape"Galleri NB, Roskilde, Denmark
Art Copenhagen

2004
Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark

2002
Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling

2001
Charlottenborgs Forårsudstilling

2000
Kunstnernes Sommerudstilling

1999
Kunstnernes Sommerudstilling

1998
Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling

ADMISSIONS
The Danish Arts Foundation
2016
Kunstgalleriet Stavanger
Galleri A, Oslo
COMMISSIONS
2013 Trekroner Plejecenter og Lindelunden, Roskilde
2012 Colas Foundation, Paris
2011 Murmal Aalborg
2010 Region Midt, Viborg
2010 Forum Advokater, Roskilde
2010 Forum Advokater
2007 Støvring Gymnasium, Støvring
2006 Bjergsnæsskolen, Viborg